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Don't be fooled by phony 'open source'

Oct 27, 2013, 18:00 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Simon Phipps)

A number of attempts have been made recently to define open source models -- even new licenses -- that limit the freedom of anyone but the project instigator to benefit from the full range of rights to the software. Proponents believe they can generate a "network effect" of adoption and contribution without providing the same software freedoms to all.

They are deluding themselves.

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